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Women's Health | Last Active: Mar 9, 2022 | Replies (6)

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@lynnlee22 You don't need permission to seek answers to your questions. I'm glad you asked here, and I try to always be an example on how to advocate for yourself. It is very easy for doctors to miss something based on what you do or don't tell them. You know your body best and you are paying attention, so if you have concerns, don't hesitate to ask your doctors, or even consult a specialist if you feel you did not get a satisfactory answer. After menopause, if you had bleeding, that could indicate another problem and it would warrant being checked out by a gynecologist. What we do here on Connect as patients is learn from each other though our experiences, but that does not replace a medical opinion. Do you have older sisters or close female relatives you can talk to about this kind of information in case it is a family trait? I remember that the time between my cycles toward the last of them was erratic and increasing all the time until they stopped.

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Thank you for the kind response. I don't have any siblings and my mother passed away at 55, so I don't have any definitive information from her. I do know that she also had irregular cycles leading up to menopause and that she had been in menopause for at least five years when she died. If I were to fathom a guess, I'd say she was probably 45-47 when she reached menopause. I did speak with one of aunts and she said she was 46, so it's not out of the realm of possibility. I will see what happens this month with my cycle and I'll call and schedule an appointment if things continue to be outside of the norm. Again, thank you for your help.